A New Sport: Ice Kayaking!




Call me adventurous … call me thrill-seeking … or call me a fool! Two morning ago, I decided to go kayaking at a nearby conservation area … even though the temperature was only 24F! Since the afternoon before had been pretty nice (upper 40’s) I was sure that the water would be totally open … […]

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Sticking the Landing




Bird watching has always captured my attention, some birds more than others. One bird I always enjoy watching is the Green Heron, who has such wonderful balance as they fish. Flying quickly and erratically, they are also fun to watch as they land. Here are some images I captured of a Green Heron from my […]

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High Bullfrog Activity




On my last kayak outing (about a week ago), it was very obvious that the frog activity was very high. As I sat in a small cove in my kayak, you could look over the water and see hundreds of frog heads sticking out of the water. And sometimes you could see frogs coming up, […]

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Fun Friday: Me, And My Shadow




While kayaking through a large field of American Lotus (Nelumbo lutea), I saw this image and immediately thought of the old song, “Me, and My Shadow”: Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 5D Mark 3 body Canon EF 100-400mm, f/4.5-5.6 “IS” telephoto lens + Canon 1.4x TC (shot at 475mm) Handheld from a kayak, with IS “On” […]

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Two More Flowering Water Plants




Today I’m featuring a couple more flowering water plants that were busy blooming as I kayaked a local Missouri Conservation Area, a little over a week ago. The first is the Water Smartweed (Polygonum amphibium). This is quite a colorful plant, but difficult to maneuver a kayak through, primarily due to it’s stiff stem, with […]

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Male Eastern Pondhawks




A short time ago, I published a blog post with images of female Eastern Pondhawk dragonflies. During my recent kayak outing, I found lots of Eastern Pondhawks … and all were males! Males are identified as their abdomens change colors from the green of the female and juvenile males, to a beautiful blue color. This […]

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Marsh Mallow?




Another wildflower that is currently blooming in the shallow waters where I recently kayaked, is the Rose Mallow (Hibiscus lasiocarpos). I came upon several nice patches of this beautiful wildflower as I kayaked. Here are a few of my favorite images: By the way, as the title questions, what do you call a rose mallow […]

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More American Lotus Images




From last week’s kayak outing, today I’m featuring some more American Lotus (Nelumbo lutea) images that I captured from my kayak: And while I kayaked back to my take-out point, this beautifully backlit lotus caught my eye: The American Lotus plant is a very interesting and useful plant. Native Americans used to dig up the […]

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Fun Friday: Sunscreen … the Natural Way




  From my kayak outing the other morning, I found this American Lotus (Nelumbo lutea), in a seemingly self-protective mode from the sun bearing down: There were a lot of lotus plants in various stages of bloom, from an unopened bud to flowers where all the white petals were off the plant and lying on […]

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Here Fishy, Fishy




While kayaking, I sometimes run across Green Herons (Butorides virescens), which are always fun and interesting to watch. And they are excellent fishers. In today’s photos, I’m sharing a couple of a Green Heron stalking fish at the edge of the water: In another post, I’ll share some images captured of a Green Heron fishing. […]

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